News from local services/businesses

Swan Youth Project  

Get in touch if you or a young person you know is struggling


Twitter: @DMSwanYouth

Instagram: dmswanyouthproject


DownhamWeb Community Hub has some useful links and information about reduced opening times around town.

Changes to your Household bin collections 

Should your waste or recycling bin not be emptied on the usual day, please leave it out as they will try to collect it within the following few days. The above link offers recycling, brown bin and general waste collection information from the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Click on the drop down menu 'Bins'.

You can check your collection dates by visiting


Waste disposal instructions if a member of your household contracts Coronavirus.

Garden waste (brown bin) collections are being reinstated to the normal collection timetable - please do not put garden waste in the black or green bins. Renewals on the brown bin service will be extended to ensure every subscriber still gets their 25 collections.


All recycling centres across Norfolk are now closed until further notice.


Lloyds Bank, Downham Market

Now open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm only for essential services.

Further help is available at


How to stay safe from fraud

Remember, your money is safe in your account.

People are using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to try new scams by email, call and text. They’re even using online marketplaces to sell goods like face masks and hand sanitisers that don’t exist.

If you get an email with a PDF or a link that offers advice or a cure for the virus, it’s likely to be a scam.

What you should do:

  • Don’t open emails if you don’t know who sent them.

  • Even if you know the sender, don’t reply if an email looks odd with spelling mistakes and a messy layout.

  • Don’t click on any links or attachments unless you know they’re safe.

  • Before you buy anything online it’s best to do some research and check reviews to make sure a seller is genuine.

  • Pay by card when you shop online - that way you protect your cash.


Norfolk Registration Service - births/deaths/marriages -


Please go to 


Please note: the Downham Register Office is now closed.  The service is trying to contact all customers with appointments at the DM office, but if you think you might have been overlooked or uncontactable please go to the Registration website and complete a fresh appointment request form at

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